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Disabled World Travel: Accessible Disability Travel Information

Updated/Revised Date: 2020-03-30
Author : Disabled World - Contact: Disabled-World.com

Synopsis* : Information on accessible travel for persons with disabilities with reviews of tours, cruises, flights, and wheelchair accessible accommodation. Accessible tourism is the ongoing endeavor to ensure tourist destinations, products and services are accessible to all people, regardless of their physical limitations, disabilities or age. Look for disability organizations or resources at your destination that can provide you with area-specific information as well as local contacts.

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The Disabled World disability travel section covers reviews of accessible tours, vacations, and cruises for persons with disabilities including wheelchair accessible accommodation reviews and articles about interesting places to visit and/or vacation around the world.

Our holiday travel destinations include travel tips for those traveling with disabilities and/or health conditions. Many of these travel articles have been written by Disabled World members who wanted to share their traveling experiences with other readers in the hope they will be of assistance to others with disabilities who may be thinking of traveling locally or abroad.

What is Accessible Tourism?

Accessible Tourism, as defined by Darcy and Dickson (2009, p34);

This definition is inclusive of all people including those traveling with children in prams, people with disabilities and seniors.

Noting the obstacles that persons with disabilities, or those with other access requirements, face in taking advantage of fundamental aspects of travel, senior United Nations (UN) officials urge policy-makers, travel planners and companies that work with persons with disabilities to work together to make travel more accessible.

Directional signs to world cities on a wooden pole by the palm tree at Long Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos Islands - Photo by Deanna Ritchie on Unsplash.
Directional signs to world cities on a wooden pole by the palm tree at Long Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos Islands - Photo by Deanna Ritchie on Unsplash.

Specific problems often encountered by the disabled tourist when trying to book a holiday, scenic tours, and accommodation can include:

Disability Travel Tips

Resources to Help You Plan a Trip

Subtopics and Associated Subjects

About Us

Disabled World is an independent disability community established in 2004 to provide disability news, reviews, and information for people with disabilities, seniors, and their family and/or carers. Be sure to check out our homepage for informative reviews, exclusive stories and how-tos. You can connect with us on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook or learn more about Disabled World on our about us page.

*Disclaimer: Disabled World provides general information only. Materials presented are in no way meant to be a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified practitioner, nor should they be construed as such. Any 3rd party offering or advertising on disabled-world.com does not constitute endorsement by Disabled World. View our Advertising Policy for further information. Please report outdated or inaccurate information to us.

Cite Page: Journal: Disabled World. Language: English (U.S.). Author: Disabled World. Revised Publication Date: 2020-03-30. Title: Disabled World Travel: Accessible Disability Travel Information, Source: <a href=https://www.disabled-world.com/travel/>Disability Travel</a>. Retrieved 2021-05-16, from https://www.disabled-world.com/travel/ - Reference: DW#44-17.172.98-6c.